ESCALON LIONS CAR SHOWS
Car show, contests, music and food. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Hula's Restaurant-Escalon, East of the McHenry Ave. at Hwy. 120. (209) 838-7775.
17TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE JUNCTION
Classic cars, raffles, music and more. First and third Wednesdays. Junction Shopping Center, Highway 108 and Tuolumne Road, Sonora. (209) 533-3548.
GRAFFITI NIGHTS AT A&W
Enjoy classic cars, Elvis appearances, contests and, of course, root beer as part of this summer-long celebration. Friday and Saturday nights through summer. A&W Root Beer, 1404 G. St., Modesto. (209) 522-7700.
VELVET CREAMERY CRUISE NIGHTS
Classic car shows, activities and more. Wednesday nights through summer. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave. (209) 544-9029.
VELVET CREAMERY CRUISE-IN
Following the Downtown Classic Car Parade, all are welcome to cruise on over to the Velvet Creamery to park and enjoy outdoor activities. Velvet Grill & Creamery, 2204 McHenry Ave. (209) 544-9029.
GRAFFITI CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL
Classic and custom car show, festival including cars, food and music. Downtown car parade on Friday night, Grand Marshal George Lucas. Sponsored by North Modesto Kiwanis Club. 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Modesto Junior College, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. $7; free under age 12. (888) 746-9763.
20TH ANNUAL BACK TO GRAFFITI AT THE FRUIT YARD
Event features live music by River Rising on Friday and mesquite barbecue. Saturday features the classic car show, 50/50 raffles, music by Elvis impersonator Rob Ely and vendors. Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m. The Fruit Yard, Yosemite Avenue and Albers Road, Modesto. (209) 577-3093.
GRAFFITI NIGHT WITH THE MODESTO NUTS
A night of 1950s and '60s music, root beer floats and special contests. The Modesto Nuts take on the Bakersfield Blaze. Fireworks after the game. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com
HOPPING AT THE HANGAR
Sock Hop, part of Grafitti Summer. Fund-raiser for the CAF Central Valley Squadron. Event includes barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, music and dancing among classic WWII planes. 21 and over. 5-10 p.m. Hangar 1S, 700 Tioga Dr. Modesto. $25, must be purchased by June 14, tickets will not be sold at door. (209) 605-4313.
MODESTO NUTS AND HOT RODS
Ball game and car show, the Modesto Nuts take on the Visalia Rawhides. Part of Graffiti Summer. 7:05 p.m. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive, Modesto. (209) 572-4487. www.modestonuts.com
BOOGIE WOOGIE ROCK'N ROLL'N MUSIC AND ART DANCE PARTY
Event features art, and music from Rod Piazza, Mighty Flyers, Tommy and The Edsels, MOFO Party Band, The 44s and more. No outside food or drink. Free admission. 4 p.m. J Street between 11th and 13th Streets. Free. (209) 581-1695.
SIXTH ANNUAL ROD & CUSTOM CAR SHOW
Classic cars and custom hot rods, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds benefit Modesto Elks. Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; car show, 9 a.m. Elks Lodge-Modesto, 645 Charity Way. Free, car registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of show. (209) 529-0366.